Wednesday, March 31, 2010


FL -1375
Multi 2325
NL 645
PLO 1195

Very strange month in terms of swings, overall probably happy at finishing point as in Animal style i have taken out the 750 buy in for the PLO at Irish Open that i may or may not play.


1) Multi form still good, just missed out on big score in Omaha.

2) PLO game getting better (I think!!!) and nice to see a profit.


1) Had huge 2 day downswing in NL which wiped out 1/3 of years cash profits on *s and destroyed my bankroll on that site.

2) Fixed Limit return was a disaster - avoid.

Feel pretty good going to Irish Open - one time etc etc


Mainly Cheltenham - did Ok on other stuff.

Darts 40
F1 -390
Golf -140
Horses -1020
Rugby -320
TOTAL -240

Monday, March 29, 2010



Played warm up on *s
A sat for Nott UKIPT
and Turbo takedown

Cashed in none exits as follows.

1) Warm up got stacked and got in in with flush draw v top pair shit kicker and missed. I prob telegraphed i had f draw.

2) Nott UKIPT got it in with 88 v A8 he spiked 8 for stacks (was turboooooo)

3) Turbo takedown got well stacked and all in KK v AA versus other big stack.

Out all them.

This has been a strange month and not sure whether to be pleased just by the fact I am in profit, however i ain't done SuperNova volume yet on stars so need to do 1100 hands before COB 31st March and at match tomorrow night, given my balance has gone from 8k$ to 1.1k$ in *s in last week it may be a big bankroll management challenge to hit this before going busto - will try and apply a bit of discipline to do it.


I head to Dublin (one of my fav cites) first thing Thursday - I had intended to play a sat that day but since I have my seat I will prob just chill out and have a few drinks - still trying to get Brenos to come on what is an almost freebie but he is resisting thus far. I play Irish Open main event on Friday and if bust on day 1 will buy into the 750EUR PLO event on that Saturday. In event bust Main event and PLO then will get flight home that I have booked 1st thing Sunday (probably stay up all night), however if still in any tourneys will just try and get a flight Mon or Tue as I am covered as package includes Burlington Hotel for 6 nights. Its Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Monday also which could be tempting if still there.


Sunday, March 28, 2010


200$ 6 max 35K gtd on FTP with over 200 runners

Was 2nd of 6 looking at decent score with 10k 6.6k and 5k top 3 payouts when got done by below sucker hand to go back to 6th. Thought turn was good card and absolutely hate his flop play :(

Flop was AJ3 rainbowand he calls big bet from me - turn k giving us both nut str8s but he has flush draw and gets there = OUCH

Tournament Director: The blinds are now 2,000/4,000
Dealer: Hand #19611433523
Dealer: suddes has 15 seconds left to act
Dealer: SchokoDonut has 15 seconds left to act
Dealer: suddes has 15 seconds left to act
Dealer: jwac21 has 15 seconds left to act
Dealer: suddes has 15 seconds left to act
Dealer: jwac21 shows [9c Th Jc Qs]
Dealer: suddes shows [Qh Ad 7h Td]
Dealer: jwac21 shows a flush, King high
Dealer: suddes shows a straight, Ace high
Dealer: jwac21 wins the pot (203,002) with a flush, King high

Now 4th of 4 and only have half stack of 3rd, however if get double am back in it.


Back in it just got it in on flop with top set versus flush draw that hit on turn but I made FH on river.


SICK !!! - Just got it in on a 2 club flop v short stack and i had top pair overs and flush draw v his worse pair and flush draw and he hit a straight (had 6 clear outs) - damn damn damn - He actually had almost 40% equity when i checked afterwards so was in better shape than i though (as usual) !!!

Last of 4 again instead of almost chip leader, 4th gets 3.5K$


FFS Busted 4th I reraised pot pre with a rundown and all potted the flop when a i had a lot of outs and he calls with bare kings that hold on qtx board. (I just looked and he was slight fav on odds)

Needed to land 1 of them 2 big hands and probably would have been 1st or 2nd - dissapointing but probably my best $ result in Omaha multi.

Saturday, March 27, 2010


2 AA v KK beats in 100 hands for about 2.5K$, I know it happens but below one felt particularly sick when i flopped ace !!!! No one cares I know - justtrying to stop tilt !!!!!!

PokerStars Game #41774046113: Hold'em No Limit ($3/$6 USD) - 2010/03/27 10:09:22 WET [2010/03/27 6:09:22 ET]
Table 'Matterania III' 6-max Seat #1 is the button
Seat 1: ying1981 ($610 in chips)
Seat 2: VolkovDenis ($630 in chips)
Seat 3: NinjasTyle87 ($1302.90 in chips)
Seat 4: Bruut99 ($600 in chips)
Seat 5: hilawe24 ($431 in chips)
Seat 6: 520988 ($754.05 in chips)
VolkovDenis: posts small blind $3
NinjasTyle87: posts big blind $6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [As Ad]
Bruut99: folds
hilawe24: folds
520988: raises $12 to $18
ying1981: calls $18
VolkovDenis: raises $57 to $75
NinjasTyle87: folds
520988: raises $141 to $216
ying1981: folds
VolkovDenis: raises $414 to $630 and is all-in
520988: calls $414
*** FLOP *** [2c Ac Jc]
*** TURN *** [2c Ac Jc] [8h]
*** RIVER *** [2c Ac Jc 8h] [5c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
VolkovDenis: shows [Ks Kc] (a flush, Ace high)
520988: shows [As Ad] (three of a kind, Aces)
VolkovDenis collected $1281 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $1284 | Rake $3
Board [2c Ac Jc 8h 5c]
Seat 1: ying1981 (button) folded before Flop
Seat 2: VolkovDenis (small blind) showed [Ks Kc] and won ($1281) with a flush, Ace high
Seat 3: NinjasTyle87 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 4: Bruut99 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: hilawe24 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: 520988 showed [As Ad] and lost with three of a kind, Aces

Friday, March 26, 2010


Nominated for online player of year by my friends at Newcastle Poker Forum. That has cheered me up as great crowd :D

Great time to put that graph up with 2 day downswing LOL !!!



All had gone well in *s cash this year till 2 days ago !!!!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Oh my :(

Worst nights cash session of the year, to be fair had been running well and was probably due bit ran absolutely sick at NL1000 and PL1000 tonight losing over 3500$ in a 2 hr session.

2 biggest pots were AA v KK all in on 933 flop and he spikes K for 2.2k$
Then all in at PLO with AAxx v 2345 1 suited who gets there with trips and flush.

Had been close to waithdrawing some cash to get somthing nice - oh well !!!

As I say was probably due as had been well above EV lately and hopefully not the start of another 6 months of pain !!!!

I still aint made it to 20000 cash hands for year on *s (I only 2 table) and I did over this is Dec alone, however volume aint ever been my model and been playing a lot more multis again. Should get there in March and will post stats ytd. For now I have included todays depressing graph* !!!

*cant load graph dont know how to do it and its pissing me off - laters

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Name of my new nag (well 2.5% of it) replacing the 5% lease i had in a donkey !!!

Picture included and came 2nd in its 1st UK race which was a NH flat race at Plumpton today, aint seen it yet but sounds semi promising run but you never know in these type of races as could be all donks behind. Longer term investment hopefully will make into a decent chaser and give me some ownership excitement over winter months when Fol Hollow is on jollies.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Had a bash at qualifying for Laddies cruise in Jan tonight and won a 50 sat into the 400 final with 1 seat with 16 runners and 3 other cash prizes.

I chip led it down to 8 people but then someone else doubled up and I started to fall back in the pack and was 5th of 6 before below hand. Cash prizes were pretty decent so was keen to get 4th upwards (£500-£1200) but obviously going for the main prize. (4K£ package)

I raise into the BB and he shoves when he could have made plain reraise, was pretty certain my AQ was in front so snapped and delighted to see AJ, this pot to go clear 2nd and a flop of KTx and i no longer want to hit my queen which promptly arrived on turn/ Field wasn't great and was pretty confident would have gone on to have a big chance :(

In better news i sucked out v a cardrunners pro for stacks at NL1000$ with 3 outer but played bad apart from this hand in a table i should have left earlier as mega strong and in end won enough to cover multis only.

Friday, March 19, 2010


Gets a big thumbs up. (with 1 day left).

Booked this when skintish in Jan so the Mrs could have a weeks holiday before she was no longer able to fly (now 6 months). It was a mega cheapie as such at £220 each for the week including flights and accomodation so I didnt have high expectations. However, place is very nice 4* and i really like the old town part of Albufeira which is very relaxes and picturesque. However, it is a cry out of middle age when like old town much better than livelier strips !!!

Anyway weather was ok and could sit out in sun and then on 1st day I found a bar saying they would have Cheltenham on so I was sorted for week as sky sports is everywhere. SO pretty much been in a daily routine of sit out in sun, go out for beers and races in afternoon, few hands NL on *s on nighttime at a profit then evening meal and bet - then repeat.

However my wifes e mail account got hacked ending up with her sending e mail to her whole address book of some German porn link. Address book included her dad, boss and FD !!! However, this did worry me about connection and i mailed stars to freeze account (which I hope is ok) as more than a few $ in after 3 out of 4 winning sessions in the week.

Weather turned to shit today so looks like watching live footy all day tomorrow then home Sun. Cheltenham has been a disaster although the fact I have been away has limited bets which is a good thing.

Anyway my wifes porn experience gos in at number 3 on my lifetime funnies on porn stakes.


We changed our bank last year to first direct for some offset mortgage thing and one of the first times my wife logged on to the account she missed the r out in the first word and got a very graphic banking picture :D


One of my old time favourite stories that is absolute gold, although cuplprit should remain nameless although is one of my best mates (honest!!). He had discovered porn but had clicked on some link where he paid £1 a minute or something and phone bill came with a £15 call on that mother asked what it was. I think he tryed to spin some tipping line yarn but the mum rung it up and found out was an adult line. Anyway she assembled the men of the house in the kitchen and asked who had done it. My mate says just loud enough for the mpther to hear "its OK dad I will take the wrap for it" and that was that :D

Years later he described the reasoning to me, whey hes a bloke isn't he and aint very good technically so he probably go's on so was a good bet. Moral of the story - if you do an all in bluff on the river - make sure you have some reasoning / logic behind it :D


Monday, March 15, 2010


As if by magic downswing started after the last post.

Had one more go at spin up on PP at PLO 1000 and lost what I had despite getting most in pre with AAxx v KK22 (flopped K), also lost a couple of buy ins last few days on *s at NL1000, one when got it in terrible with AQ v AA pre flop (my bad).

Then last night played Sunday Millions and after good start got in a v big pot versus Daniel Negrandu who was to my left, basically he spiked king when we were all in pre me QQ versus his AK.

Writing this from Portugal where we arrived yesterday to nice weather and I on the hunt tonight for bars which will show the Cheltenham festival for rest of week, had a few tip offs so sounds promising.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


As a few of you know I opened a new account with Paddy Power just over a week ago to try and qualify for the Irish Open. I have played 4 sessions on thus account so far and my only deposit was to cover the cost of the sat which was 175EUR.

Session 1 - shipped the Irish Open sat for 3500EUR entry and 1000$ expenses.
Session 2 - played Omaha with 1000$ expenses and won about $1000 that I withdrew.
Session 3 - played a NLHE session and had winning session of 500 or so.
Session 4 - Was out tonight and got in from flicks at midnight (went to see Shutter Island - wait for DVD 7/10 but better than blue people shit) got in loaded my balance of just over 1000$ for a 10 20$ spin up at NLHE. Got a near double up when got it in bad with flush draw versus set but got there, then a few hands later got 180BB in pre flop with KK versus QQ and held.

Anyway Paddy Power is now paying my spends for next week on Portugal as the Mrs and me are going for a week Sunday to Sunday.

New accounts rock!! - GL folks at the tables and for Cheltenham next week.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


100$ rebuy stars - OUTSIDE REBUY PERIOD !!!

This donk has closest to tilting me for long time.

PokerStars Game #41012544467: Tournament #301010504, $100+$9 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level VI (100/200) - 2010/03/11 20:35:26 WET [2010/03/11 15:35:26 ET]
Table '301010504 30' 9-max Seat #5 is the button
Seat 1: USSR13 (8150 in chips)
Seat 2: push108 (4325 in chips)
Seat 3: 520988 (6758 in chips)
Seat 4: Pimoss87 (6425 in chips)
Seat 5: JMCLakers1 (3630 in chips)
Seat 6: mcfaroe (10650 in chips)
Seat 7: mikki696 (19637 in chips)
Seat 8: LUFCBas (8694 in chips)
mcfaroe: posts small blind 100
mikki696: posts big blind 200
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [Kh Ks]
LUFCBas: folds
USSR13: folds
push108: folds
520988: raises 400 to 600
Pimoss87: folds
JMCLakers1: folds
mcfaroe: calls 500
mikki696: folds
*** FLOP *** [9d Td Jh]
mcfaroe: checks
520988: bets 6158 and is all-inmcfaroe: calls 6158
*** TURN *** [9d Td Jh] [Ad]
*** RIVER *** [9d Td Jh Ad] [6c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
mcfaroe: shows [Qc As] (a pair of Aces)
520988: shows [Kh Ks] (a pair of Kings)
mcfaroe collected 13716 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 13716 | Rake 0
Board [9d Td Jh Ad 6c]
Seat 1: USSR13 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: push108 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: 520988 showed [Kh Ks] and lost with a pair of Kings
Seat 4: Pimoss87 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: JMCLakers1 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: mcfaroe (small blind) showed [Qc As] and won (13716) with a pair of Aces
Seat 7: mikki696 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: LUFCBas folded before Flop (didn't bet)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I have seen there is a 750EUR PLO event at the Irish Open, obviously I am bad value on this so not looking for any staking. As you know I had sold half myself in main event and then qualified via sat so got 1000$ expenses so thinking of using this to buy in to PLO if I am out of the main event, however never played PLO live so really nervous about what you do in terms of 4 cards - do you keep looking on flop etc or need to remember all 4 and suits !!!! - whats the tells!!???

Anyway in prep for this I played 3 tables mega low stakes PLO on FTP Rush poker :D and the 30$ profit is my favourite 30 mins poker session this year, Rush poker rocks but 3 tables PLO is even better :D

Anyway now watching match and playing 1 table PLO to try and win a few quid.

Had problem with ears recently, buzzing / blocked all the time and eventually got to docs today, hoping it gos away as driving me up wall and we go to Portugal on Sunday for 1 weeks cheap jolly, hoping I can find bars with Cheltenham festival on!!!

Rest of this week equals poker tomorrow, pram shopping followed by Shutter Island Friday, hopefully Boro away Saturday if my mate can get me a ticket and then fly to Portugal for jollies Sunday.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

STEADY DAY AT CASH THEN.....................

Was about 1000$ up and had just been stacked by same guy as this hand when he got it in with 2 outs. Was pretty sure he had AK or AQ and he was stacking off here, just hoped the K or Q was not a di and was delighted to see not, he is drawing rather thin - then below and instant run !!!

Still made small profit on night but got 2 outered for 500sat prize in multi.

PokerStars Game #40874651763: Hold'em No Limit ($5/$10 USD) - 2010/03/08 23:37:50 WET [2010/03/08 18:37:50 ET]
Table 'Saskia X' 6-max Seat #3 is the button
Seat 1: DiegoSPS ($1541 in chips)
Seat 2: Sir_DonaldRM ($575 in chips)
Seat 3: CRabbitRun ($1058 in chips)
Seat 4: 520988 ($1756.20 in chips)
Seat 5: DeanoSupremo ($1175 in chips)
520988: posts small blind $5
DeanoSupremo: posts big blind $10
DerekJC9954: sits out
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to 520988 [9d 6d]
DiegoSPS: folds
Sir_DonaldRM: raises $15 to $25
CRabbitRun: folds
520988: calls $20
DeanoSupremo: folds
*** FLOP *** [Qd 2d Ad]
520988: checks
Sir_DonaldRM: bets $45
520988: raises $75 to $120
Sir_DonaldRM: raises $430 to $550 and is all-in
520988: calls $430
*** TURN *** [Qd 2d Ad] [2h]
*** RIVER *** [Qd 2d Ad 2h] [2c]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
520988: shows [9d 6d] (a flush, Ace high)
Sir_DonaldRM: shows [Kh Ac] (a full house, Deuces full of Aces)
Sir_DonaldRM collected $1158 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $1160 | Rake $2
Board [Qd 2d Ad 2h 2c]
Seat 1: DiegoSPS folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: Sir_DonaldRM showed [Kh Ac] and won ($1158) with a full house, Deuces full of Aces
Seat 3: CRabbitRun (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: 520988 (small blind) showed [9d 6d] and lost with a flush, Ace high
Seat 5: DeanoSupremo (big blind) folded before Flop

Just booked Ireland flights for Irish Poker Open I won for less than £50 and my expenses from Paddy Power is 850EUR and 6 nights hotel, sounds like a lot of Guinness, although i probably will just go for 3 nights.

Really impressed with Paddy Power so far as could take cash rather than hotel also and really really looking forward to this event, especially as top Paddy Power qualifier will get 100000EUR !!!!

Sunday, March 07, 2010


Playing the Irish Open qualifyer and was chip leader with 32 left and 5 seats.

I open raise with 22 and get 1 caller on big blicd whom is 4th in chips overall playing about 16K and I play 20K.

Flop 732 (2 di) I bet 3/4 pot and get flat called, turn is a 7 which is pretty beautiful and i check raise which he flats and he has 6K behind. I think he either has a 7 or a flush draw or overpair, all of which he is stacking off on river as i intend to check to him if flush misses. I am certain I have played pot perfect till i see the river and then i wish I just shoved at some other point !!!!

Anyway river is 7 di completing the flush but now also meaning i lose to any pair or 7. He has about 7K behind and pot is already about 19K and I decide to check fold. Not sure if this is mental or not but I thought much more likely i was beat, although suppose flush thinks its good when checked to.

5th break and 7 left - sweat time, I am 4th but not miles ahead of 6th - pretty tight pack.

Would have posted HH but its ipoker and dont know how.

Pretty sick hand anyway, and to be honest will only know if good ro bad move if i qualify or not. 30 left and i am just top 10 so hopefully plenty poker yet, although I know this hand will play on my mind all night. I am also sure some people will think the fold is terrible given pot odds, and its only a sat i would ever do this in.


Just had 77 bust my 1010 to go 3rd with 27 left, now right back in pack and starting to look like sick night.


2 table sleft but 15th of 17 and need some magic to happen although still have over 10BB.


Now on break, I got a double up shortly after the last edit to get back in it versus what i thought was a very loose call that would have annoyed me if had busted me but i won when slight fav. Have not moved that much since but we are short handed across 2 tables so important to keep trying to win a pot or two.

Blinds were 400 800 and 800 in antes i was playing 22k and button shoved for 11k, i had a long tank and called with a2 clubs and was against JK spades for 20k pot. However, K on flop had me drawing thin but just spiked ace on the river to go into a decent position with 12 left and 5 seats, also 6th to 8th get cash prizes (555EUR - 1387EUR), and was 188EUR to enter so better than nothing but obviously eyes and play are for the main prizes.

Break now 11 left.


Now on 10 seat final table, only 1 short stack rest os us have 20BB-50BB range.


Frustrating slow progress only 1 down at final table and about 13 shoves got through without a call, i am about average and need 1 more to go before cash starts - trying to stay patient as possible but covered by quite a fw stacks to left now and shove stacks are to right fr 10BB plus so in a tough seat.


BLKS just doubled up the tight shortie when i shoved from small blind with 9 high and he had an ace that held, now last of 7. Damn short stack just won a race, i then shoved from button that got the blinds. Smaller stack then just own an AK v QQ all in, not going my way when not in pot at moment.


We are on the bubble, I am 2nd last. This is so sick, the big chip leader is flding his small blinds against the guy who i am competing against for a seat. I won a few blinds and thought i was there but he has let him back in it and i am now in bother joint last again.


Big stack then raised / folded to the shove by shortie that really pissed me off. Fortunately i then picked up aces against queens and have doubled despite him making str8 as i had made flush :)

Damn i got up to almost chippie but then have spuzzed half of them off trying to knock some1 out but failed and need to be careful now, if i call another and lose i will be at bottom.


1st for 4800EUR package.

3500EUR entry, some spends and hotel. Also qualify for the 100K EUR sole survivor where the PP qualifyer that gos the deepest gets 100000EUR which is well exciting side pot :)


Ok similar to what I did at EPO last year where I came 29th of 300 and odd when aces were busted depp on day 2, I am going to see if I can sell 50% of myself for the Irish Open over Easter, and if I can then I will play this event, which will probably the only chance I get this year to play a major event.

Buy in is 3500EUR and my costs of flights / taxis / hotel etc are probably 400-500EUR.

Hence looking to sell 50% at 2000EUR. Willing to break this down to 2.5% chunks at 100EUR. Leave a comment or mail me if want to buy a %, I wont ask for any monies yet as want to see if I am going to be able to sell or not first.


Live events - to be honest in the UK I have had little success, I think 3 day 2s and 2 day 1 exits in GUKPT all out the cash. I recently cashed for 1400 in the pokerstars 500 event at Manchester. Abroad I have made 3 final tables from 7 events at the Carribean poker events including final tabling the main event in 7th.

Online events - I have had a lot of success in multis over the years especially on Sunday nights. I won the Betfair Sunday night tourney 4 times in 18 months (500$ buy in) and have also won the 100K on stars. In addition i have qualified for a lot of live events such as wsop, macau , WSOPE , carribean by winning multis.


SOLD OUT (Thanks to Betfair forum members)

Monday, March 01, 2010



Just lost more money in 1 hr of 2 tables NL1000 then I have ever lost in 1 hour at any other time in my life.

Absolutely terrible session that just got worse and worse (including my play) - pretty depressing hole to be in 1 day into month :(